Empowerment Zones


The City of Temple is committed to establishing long-term economic vitality in designated Empowerment Zones, encouraging redevelopment, diversification and improved housing stock. Through the implementation of this incentive program, developers who meet certain eligibility criteria may facilitate new housing construction for single family structures and/or rental investments in order to meet the following goals:
  • Enhance the neighborhood and improve the quality of life through community partnerships;
  • Empower neighborhoods by engaging citizens in the neighborhood improvement process;
  • Encourage enhancements that support long-term viability and prevent/address deferred maintenance and property deterioration;
  • While preserving the character of the neighborhood.